The Selfish Actors of Illegal Immigration

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review Almost every party invested in open borders proves utterly selfish, without regard for the legitimate interests of others or of the law itself. The Illegal ImmigrantThe immigrant is the pawn of Latin American governments who view him as inanimate capital, someone who … Read moreThe Selfish Actors of Illegal Immigration

Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The Obama-era Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes embraced just 11 years ago by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries. The parameters of marriage, in Obama’s words “between a man and woman,” has now transmogrified beyond gay … Read moreOf Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals

Strategika Issue 59: U.S.–China Trade Tensions

This post was originally published on this siteTrade War 2.0—China Sets Sail to Import Innovation, Export Governance Please read a new essay by my colleague, Christopher R. O’Dea in Strategika. By agreeing to restart stalled trade talks at their meeting in Osaka last week, President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping averted a new round … Read moreStrategika Issue 59: U.S.–China Trade Tensions

Democratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Authenticity

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness An epidemic of false identities, massaged resumes and warped ancestries has broken out among the current Democratic presidential primary candidates. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for years claimed Native American ancestry. An embattled Warren ironically took a DNA test that only proved her … Read moreDemocratic Candidates Are Running a Race of Authenticity

A Modest Immigration Proposal

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) believes that American detention centers that house illegal aliens — over 1 million illegal arrivals during the last six months alone — are similar to “concentration camps.” A storm of criticism met her historically fallacious comparisons. Ocasio-Cortez … Read moreA Modest Immigration Proposal

Would President Joe Biden Become 25th Amendment Material?

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Ispeculate only because since January 2017 our popular culture and intelligentsia have suggested President Trump is crazy and should be removed under the 25th Amendment. Apparently, accusations about the mental health of presidents and would-be presidents are now legitimate political attack strategies … Read moreWould President Joe Biden Become 25th Amendment Material?

Democratic Candidates Aren’t on a Winning Track

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Presidential candidates from both parties usually sound hard-core in the primaries to appeal to their progressive or conservative bases. But for the general election, the nominees move to the center to pick off swing voters and centrist independents. Voters put up with … Read moreDemocratic Candidates Aren’t on a Winning Track

Iran and the Levels of Global Power

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review In the current American–Iran stand-off are a number of global players. That is hardly new, but what is novel is that, for the first time in decades, there’s almost no power that can obstruct or alter U.S. efforts to confront Iranian aggressions … Read moreIran and the Levels of Global Power

The Anti-Trump Circus

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness We are now in the fourth year of an anti-Trump mania, and about reaching the point of caricature. The Left should have learned something after the failed celebrity appeal to undermine the Electoral College, the initial articles of impeachment, the empty invocations … Read moreThe Anti-Trump Circus

America Can Afford to Stay Calm with Iran

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness President Trump recently ordered and then called off a retaliatory strike against Iran for destroying a U.S. surveillance drone. The U.S. asserts that the drone was operating in international space. Iran claims it was in Iranian airspace. Antiwar critics of Trump’s Jacksonian … Read moreAmerica Can Afford to Stay Calm with Iran

Crack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Progressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno … Read moreCrack-ups at the Crossroads of Intersectionality

We Hold All the Cards in the Showdown with Iran

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness In May 2018, the Donald Trump Administration withdrew the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran, popularly known as the Iran nuclear deal. The United States then ramped up sanctions on the Iranian theocracy to try to ensure … Read moreWe Hold All the Cards in the Showdown with Iran

The China-Iran-Border Matrix

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // Nationals Review President Trump and Secretary Pompeo have worked the U.S. into an advantageous position with a consistent policy toward bad actors. We are now at a point that even left and right agree that China’s rogue trajectory had to be altered. And while … Read moreThe China-Iran-Border Matrix

America’s First Third-World State

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review ‘Third World” is now an anachronistic geographical term of the old Cold War. But after 1989, “Third World” was reinvented from a political noun into an adjective to mean more than just Asian, African, and Latin American nations nonaligned with either the … Read moreAmerica’s First Third-World State

When Normality Became Abnormal

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Donald Trump is many things. But one thing he is not is a defender of the 2009-2016 status quo and accepted progressive convention. Since 2017, everything has been in flux. Lots of past conventional assumptions of the Obama-Clinton-Romney-Bush generation were as unquestioned … Read moreWhen Normality Became Abnormal

Victor Davis Hanson: Why are the Western middle classes so angry?

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // Bozeman Daily What is going on with the unending Brexit drama, the aftershocks of Donald Trump’s election and the “yellow vests” protests in France? What drives the growing estrangement of southern and eastern Europe from the European Union establishment? What fuels the anti-EU themes … Read moreVictor Davis Hanson: Why are the Western middle classes so angry?

The 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The Russia collusion narrative and associated Robert Mueller hysteria are all but over. Mueller’s obstruction of justice narrative involving the non-crime of collusion is ending, too. Donald Trump’s tax-return psychodrama is going the way of the Emoluments Clause, the Logan Act, the … Read moreThe 2020 News Cycle Will Look Very Different

The FBI Tragedy: Elites above the Law

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review We are told, however, that the FBI’s culture and institutions are exempt from the widespread wrongdoing at the top. Such caution is a fine and fitting thing, given the FBI’s more than a century of public service. Nonetheless, many of those caught … Read moreThe FBI Tragedy: Elites above the Law

Greece Finds New Footing as a Player on the World Stage

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness ATHENS—After Greece temporarily hosted a pair of U.S. military drones, Greek Defense Minister Panagiotis Kammenos said last fall that, “It’s very important for Greece that the United States deploy military assets in Greece on a more permanent base.” Indeed, Greece just took … Read moreGreece Finds New Footing as a Player on the World Stage

Is Germany Becoming Germany — Again?

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review The more things change, well, the more they . . . So it is with the perpetual German resentments of the U.S. Recently German chancellor Angela Merkel reminded us of that German fixation, when she made some astounding statements to the German … Read moreIs Germany Becoming Germany — Again?

Tired, Boring—and Dangerous—Celebrity Death Wishing

This post was originally published on this siteVíctor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Recently, New York writer Fran Lebowitz told Bill Maher on his HBO program that the U.S. government should turn President Donald Trump “over to the Saudis, his buddies—the same Saudis who got rid of that reporter.” Lebowitz thought it was cool to imagine on live television … Read moreTired, Boring—and Dangerous—Celebrity Death Wishing

Trump Has Become the Democrats’ Great White Whale

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness One way of envisioning the Democratic obsessions with Donald Trump is as an addiction. We have seen the initial impeachment efforts; the attempt to get him under the emoluments clause, the Logan Act and the 25th Amendment; the Russian collusion hoax; the … Read moreTrump Has Become the Democrats’ Great White Whale

Strategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations

This post was originally published on this siteTrump And Israel Please read a new essay by my colleague, Barry Strauss in Strategika. The Trump Administration has changed course in various ways from its predecessor when it comes to relations with Israel. Among other things, the current American government has moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from … Read moreStrategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations

Trump’s High-Wire Act of Reestablishing Deterrence without War

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // National Review Donald Trump inherited a superficially stable world from Barack Obama that, in fact, was quite volatile. There had been no tense standoffs with North Korea, but also apparent intercontinental ballistic missiles with possible nuclear warheads now pointed at the United States. Obama … Read moreTrump’s High-Wire Act of Reestablishing Deterrence without War

Colluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists

This post was originally published on this siteVictor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that … Read moreColluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists